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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACONIAN
THURSDAY. JULY 22, 1937
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Published every Thursday by The Franklin Press
At Franklin, North Carolina
I Telephone No. 24
VOL. LI I ' , Number 29
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Water Resources of, Macon County
X the scries of editorials on the resources of
Macon-county, The Franklin Press is indebted for
the following to Charles R.
Hursh, in charge
forest influence investigations, Appalachian iorest
experiment station, U. S. forest service :
Only a few counties in the United States have a
higher annual rainfall than Macon county, North
Carolina, however these counties lie in the Puget
Sound area of the Pacific Northwest and. are not
strategically located to serve important industrial
and municipal uses. This fact places Macon county
with the highest yearly rainfall recorded" for the
eastern United States as probably the most favored
county in the country for usable water resources.
In actual amount, Macon county receives an aver
se of between 60 and 70 inches of rainfall yearly.
The northeastern section of the county receives the
lowest rainfall, amounting to somewhat over. 50
inches, while the southeastern section of the county
receives Well over 80 inches. Individual locations on
the Nantahala mountains and near Highlands have
recorded well over 100 inches of rainfall per year.
Best of all the many desirable features of Macon
county's abundant water resources, is that in spite
of the exceptionally high yield, the streams flow
with remarkable uniformity. This is due.in part to
the Government's far-sighted policy in the establish
ment of the Nantahala national forest to protect
the headwaters of valuable streams. Uniform
streamflow and the absence of repeated floods has
a direct relation to fishing conditions. Research con
ducted by the Bureau of Fisheries in the Appala
chian region has shown that there exists a relation
ship between stream runoff and the food content,
productivity and trout carrying capacity of the
streams. Drainage, areas of sparce vegetation that
produce tremendous flood flows cause gouging of
the stream bed, fluctuating water levels, shifting
stream bottoms, and silting of the pools. These
conditions are highly detrimental to fish production.
Even the stream bottomland that is the favored
wintering grounds for deer and other wild life are
destroyed in some sections due to flood flows. Ma
con county is favored both in having a high rainfall
and in having the protected watersheds that permit
these water resources to serve, their, maximum for
The three principal rivers arising in -Macon
county are the Cullasagee, the Little Tennessee and
the Nantahala. In 1932, three hydroelectric gener
ating stations with a capacity of 209,000 horse pow
er were operating on the Little Tennessee. The two
largest of these stations arc located at Cheoah, with
capacities of 107,200 h. p. and 100,000 h. p. each.
The third station is located at Franklin and had a
generating capacity in 1932 of 1,390 h. p. These in
stallations do not begin to exhaust the opportun
ities for power development along the streams aris
ing in Macon county. Abundant water resources of
Macon county contribute more to municipal and in
dustrial demands than is shown by the three hydro
electric generating stations mentioned above. The
exceptional water yields of the county serve an "
important part in the whole development of the
greater Tennessee Valley, insomuch as they are an
integral part of the water that will be utilized in
the many useful developments now in progress by
the Tennessee Valley authority.
There also remains almost unlimited opportunity
in Macon county for small hydroelectric develop
ments, generating power . for private homes and
work shops. It is believed that as the cost for small
generators and equipment is reduced,,, that: many
private homes and camps will avail themselves of
the local opportunities for installing small generat
ing plants. .
Amelia Earhart Afterthoughts
170R a fortnight the world lias waited in vain for
news of the world's most famous-and best be
loved aviatrix. Amelia Karhart and fter navigator,
Fred Noonan, have vanished from human knowl
edge in the wastes of the midPacific. When Miss.
Karhart set 'out' on her round-the-world flight
"just for fun," fellow Americans shared her. confi
dence. With unmatched record pf achievement in
the Scientific field of aeronautics as well as success
ful experience in ocean flights, every honor that an
admiring nation could bestow was hers. Her intelli
gent daring captured the imagination' . of the public
and won the confidence of serious 'minded aviation
When her SOS call came "the greatest rescue
expedition in flying history got under way at huge
expense." It appears that we will never know the
fate of this intrepid pair save that thcyocean claimed
them for its own.
There are those who will agree with the Bureau
of Air Commerce that a flight like this injures the
cause of aviation and who will approve the action
of the Bureau in placing a ban on such flights.
Others have emphasized the vast expense of the
Navy's search for the flyers.
Through some eyes there are those who can see
onlv the disastrous' end of a publicity stunt,
Ve wonder; While the disciplinarians forbid, the
cautious count the cost and the scctu-ity-loving fail
to comprehend, we are moved to indulge in these
While an idle navy with potentials powers of de
struction guards our shores is it altogether waste
to sweep an ocean for two brave lives?
While many," content to live in small, safe com
passnot very high, not very deep-seek length of
days, dare we gauge the depth and height of such
lives by the measure of our minds? -
While so many supinely sit and, wait for the sun
set, may not a few rare souls go out to meet the
We look forward to the poet who will understand
and immortalize, and we believe we shall not look
in vain. Edna St. Vincent Millay onoe flashed some
thing like this:
I burn my candle at both ends, ,
It will not last the night,
But ah, my foes and oh, my friends,
It gives a lovely light ! '
-A. B. J.
June,' 1937, tiiq undersigned Com
missioner will on the 10th clay of
August, 1937, at 12 o'clock, noon,
at the Courthouse door in Alacon
County, North Carolina, sell to the .
highest bidder for cash the follow-"
ing described real estate:
Adjoining the lands of J. J. Mann,
A. C. Story and others, bounded as
follows, to-vvit: BEGINNING at '' a
stake on the West bank of the
Georgia Road, A. C. Story's S. E.
corner, and runs N 7L) W 346 feet
to a stake ; then S81W50 feet to a
stake; then S 70 E 346 feet to .a
stake on the West bank 'of the
Georgia Road No. 285; then in a
north direction with said road 50
feet to the BEGINNING.
2nd Tract: Adjoining the lands
of J. J. Mann and others, bounded
as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at
a stake on the West bank of . the
Georgia Road No. 285, and runs N
70 W 346 feet to a stake on llje
bank of branch that flows frum'
the direction of Mica Knob; thou
S 81 W 150 feet to a stake; then
S 70 E 346 feet , to the Georgia
Road; then with ' said road in -a
northern direction 150 feet to the
BEGINNING. . .
. 3rd Tract: Adjoining- the lanils
of J. J. Mann, and others, .bounded
as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING' rm
a stake on the bank of branch,. J.
G. Eleming's N. W. corner; runs
N 77lA W 405 feet to a stake ; then
S 17 W 275 feet to a stake; then
S 39 E 307 feet to a stake in II.
D. West's line; then East. with his
line 700 feet to State Highway No.
285; then parallel with said road
N 6 W 292 feet to a stake, J. G.
Fleming's S. E. corner; then N 78
W 346 feet to a' stake; then N 6
W 200 feet to a, stake; the BEGIN
NING corner, containing IVi acrcs,
more or less. . ..
This, the 13th day of July, 1937.
R. S. JONES, Commissioner.
J22 4tc A12 ' ,
Series of Meetings To
Begin At Iotla
On Monday, July 26, a two weeks
series of services will begin at the"
lotla Baptist church, announced
Rev. R. F. Mayberry, pastor, this
Mr. Mayberry will be assisted by
Rev. R. W. Williams, of Ridgeway,
S. C. The morning services will be
held at 10 o'clock and the night
services at 8 o'clock.
To Be Held Aug. 1
The Rickman reunion will
held at the home of Robert Rick
manI(at West's Mill Sunday, Aug
All the descendants of the late
Rev. Merritt Rickman are invited
Mr. and Airs. Graham, of nca
Miami, Fla., who have a summer
home near the residence of Mrs
Chas. .McQure, were visitors of
Mr. and Mrs; J. L. Young Sundaj
The Rev. John Brendle, who is
pastor of Coweta Baptist church
was a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs
J. L. Young Sunday.
WANTS ARTICLE. ON
INDIANS OF MACON
Your editorials in recent issue;
of The Press jiave been quite worth
while. I have been saving them'tc
sent to pen pals in distant states
Miss Crosby, of Highlands, told
. . . ,. ... , . ',t I me she had cut out the editorials on
A picnic dinner will be served. q MacQn and dvcll
mi the lawn.
By MRS. J. R. BERRY
Miss Ellen Smith gave a wcincr
roast Saturday night. Her many
friends who were present reported
a jolly time.
Charlie B. Clouse, of Gastonia.'is
here visiting his sister, Mrs. Lee
Roy Anderson, an operator at
Lake Emory power plant, was in
Dorothy Reid, daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. A. W. Reid, spent the
first part of last week with her
grandfather, Mr. Jones, of Savan
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Long and
two small children, of Washington,
Gr. ; Johnny Young, of Athens, Ga.,
and Mrs. Allen Phillips, of Tallulah
Falls, Ga., were visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Young
them to M tv Wheeler, who is cur
ator of the Highlands museum, as
perhaps you know.
I wish yon would continue the
good work by having a worthwhile
article abotttthe Indians of Macon
vears aco. Then I would like to
read an , article on "Our School."
Perhaps Mi B. M. Angel could,
and would writc an article on the
Pardon, rri. if I intrude. Your
paper is splendid.
MR-S. F. E. MASHBURN
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NOTICE OF SALE
State of North Carolina,
County of Macon.
Macon County, Plaintiff
Eva V.' Fleming and husband, J.
G. Fleming, et al, Defendants
Under and by, virtue of a decree
of the Superior Court of Macon
County entered in the above en
titled action on the 21st day of
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL
ESTATE BY COMMISSIONER
Under and by virtue of the pow
er and authority contained in a cer
tain judgment rendered in a civil
action, wherein D. G. Stewart ajid
wife, Goldie Stewart, plaintiffs and
Anthony Redmond, substituted
trustee, et al, defendants (default
having been made by the plaintiffs
in the payment of. the amount re-
quired to De paid Dy sucn judg
ment) the undersigned Commission
er of the Court vill on Monday,
the nd day ot August, iyjv at
12 o'clock noon at the Courthouse
door in the town of Franklin, N.
C, offer for sale at public auction
to the highest bidder for cash the
following described real estate, , to
A certain lot or parcel of land
in or near the city or town of
Franklin, . County of Macon, State
of North Carolina,' and more par
ticularly described as follows:
Beginning at a stone on the nrirth
side of White Oak St., and West
side of Riverview St., at the inter
section of said Streets, the same
point being 650 feet from the in-'
tersection of Riverview Street and
Main Street, and runs thence with
the West side of Riverview Street
N. 4 E. 70 feet to a stone; thence
north 86 West 144 feet to a stionc
in J. M. Moore's line; thence with
said line S. 4 W. 70 feet to a
stone on north side of White Oak
Street; thence with the North side
pf said street S. 86 E. 144 feet to
the beginning being lot No. '9yand
part of lot No. 8 of the J. M,
Notice is further given that the
successful bidder at said, sale ..will
be required to make deposit in
case of 10 per cent of his bid;
and upon failure or refusal to
make said deposit immediately, the
said premises will be re-sold , at
the same time and place.
This the 24th day oi June, 1937.
JOHNSON AND UZZELL, s
T. A. UZZELL, ,
COUNTY SCHOOLS OPEN
All county public schools except
Franklin and Highlands, will begin
Monday, August 2. Teachers and
principals .ire requested to call at
my office for registers and other
supplies between now and the last
of July. The first county-wide
teachers meeting will be held at
the Franklin graded school building
at 10 o'clock, a. m., Saturday July
31. M. .D. Billings, Supt.
JO OtC )C6
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